Glass Ornament - Chilkat
Artist: Andy Everson
Design by Kwakwaka'wakw Artist Andy Everson.
"This piece depicts some of my Hunt family ancestors, with Anisalaga and her Tingit heritage represented by the ravens and her son George represented by the human in the middle." - Andy Everson.
Glass ornaments are 75mm in diameter and are individually packaged in an elegant padded satin box. Information about the artist are featured on a bio card.
About The Artist
Andy Everson was born in Comox B.C. in 1972 and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, Chief Andy Frank. His cultural interests lay with both his Comox and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestries and are expressed through dancing, singing, and even the pursuit of a Master's degree in anthropology. Andy feels that my artwork stands on par with these other accomplishments.
Although he began drawing Northwest Coast art at an early age, his first serious attempt wasn't until 1990 when He started designing and painting chilkat-style blankets for use in potlatch dancing. From these early self-taught lessons he has tried to follow in the footsteps of m Kwakiutl relatives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age-old traditions of his ancestors.